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The Tau Online Grand Summer Story Contest '09!
 
Old 01 Jun 2009, 17:17   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Tau Online Grand Summer Story Contest '09!

Dates:
Date For Submissions: June 1st - August 31th
Voting: September 1st - September 29th
Winners Announced: September 30th

Submission:
Entries can be submitted via one or more PMs to Dra'Tuisich-Novae.

Prizes:
First Prize - $15 of GW vouchers
Second Prize - $10 of GW vouchers
Third Prize - $5 of GW vouchers

We will discuss arrangements of prizes after the competition; it may be possible to get vouchers for other stockists instead of GW if the recipient wishes.

The top three entrants will also receive victory seals.

Rules:
Arguably the most prestigious competition run annually next to the Tau Online Awards, the Tau Online Grand Story Story (TOGSS) Competition runs through to August.

It is a writing competition; submissions must set in the Warhammer 40,000 or Warhammer Fantasy universe, and from 3,000 to 10,000 words in length. Formatting tags do not count towards this limit.

No images (including text-art and the like) may be included in the story.
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 17:27   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet.

Do yuo want us to sent you a MSword text or just copy and paste it in our PM to you?
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Do yuo want us to sent you a MSword text or just copy and paste it in our PM to you?
Entries must be submitted in PM form, using formatting tags.
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 09:36   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: The Tau Online Grand Summer Story Contest '09!

Quick question, what if I am to continue a story that I started ages ago, and posted the first 906 words on the old Umbra codex thread? Can I still enter it, using that as a prologue of sorts?
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Cool, I'll have to try my hand in this one. Good luck to all.
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Quick question, what if I am to continue a story that I started ages ago, and posted the first 906 words on the old Umbra codex thread? Can I still enter it, using that as a prologue of sorts?
On a related question to this, can the entered story be a prologue to a planned larger story?

Also, can stories be chapters or must they be one-shots? And I'm sure it's a yes, but are we only allowed a single entry?
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Default Re: The Tau Online Grand Summer Story Contest '09!

To clarify a few points:
-It's fine if you've written all or part of the story already.
-It's fine if you've posted it somewhere on this forum or any other forums.
-It's not allowed if you've submitted any part of it in an official contest on TO before
-It's fine if you've submitted in into a competition on any other forum

You're only allowed one entry. This can be a stand-alone thing or part of a greater work as you wish, but remember that people reading it will be reading it as a story in itself, so if it doesn't really make sense on it's own, then it's probably going to lose marks. It's probably best if you assume that the people reading it have not read anything you have written before and are not going to read anything you intend to write in the future.

Of course, it's completely up to you
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Can the first part of the story be a poem? One we wrote?
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I'd presume that that is perfectly fine, as long as it, obviously, pertains to the story. Many stories have song, poems, etc. that tie into the story.
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You can use any writing style you want to.
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